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FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.

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Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.

Our Passion

We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.

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Latest Albums

with reviews

Larry Saunders (The Prophet Of Soul) – 1976 – Stranger

LARRY SAUNDERS, aka The Prophet Of Soul, is best remembered on the rare soul scene for his Northern Soul, crossover classic, “On The Real Side”. It was originally recorded in 1974 at Soul Sound Studios, Englewood, New Jersey, for Joe and Sylvia Robinson’s All Platinum…

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Harlem River Drive – 1971 – Harlem River Drive

Eddie Palmieri’s supergroup Harlem River Drive was the first group to really merge black and Latin styles and musicians, resulting in a free-form brew of salsa, funk, soul, jazz, and fusion. Though it was led by pianist Palmieri, the group also included excellent players from…

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John Gary Williams – 1973 – John Gary Williams

An obscure one from Stax, only solo effort from John Gary Williams, who earlier headed up the excellent Mad Lads (“Don’t Have to Shop Around,” “I Want Someone”) vocal group for the label! Williams is working here with a fairly sophisticated set of arrangements – ones that…

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George Benson – 1968 – Giblet Gravy

Benson’s Verve debut remains one of his best guitar showcases. A tasty mix of upbeat covers of longhair hits and soul-deep, hard bop grooves. One of those rare albums that casual listeners and jazz fanatics can enjoy together. A set that really helped him make…

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Lee McDonald – 1981 – Sweet Magic

Sweet Magic by Lee McDonald is one of the rarest soul albums of all time, with originals commanding upwards of 300 pounds. While recorded in Brooklyn, New York in the late 70’s, the label says it was released in 1981 on the tiny ‘Debbie’ imprint…

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Facts Of Life – 1977 – Sometimes

A real classic from Facts Of Life – a unique trio with a great talent for mellow songs about life, love, and messing around! The work was recorded in Muscle Shoals by Brad Shapiro and Millie Jackson – and it’s often got the best qualities…

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David Oliver – 1977 – Jamerican Man

Eddie Kendricks of the Temptations set the mode in the early 60′s for the falsetto tenor in contemporary R&B.  Every outstanding falsetto-voiced singer would be compared to Eddie.  In my book, such a comparison is a high compliment.  David Oliver ranked extremely high on that…

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Baby Washington ‎- 1963 – That’s How Heartaches Are Made

Justine Baby Washington’s single “Thats how heartaches are made” and “Handful of Memories” are two songs that brought her success as singles as released by Sue Records. But does the public really know who Baby washington is? You will after hearing this album!And you’ll be…

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Latest Albums

without reviews

The Whole Darn Family – 1976 – Has Arrived

The Whole Darn Family’s debut “Has Arrived” is a classic slab of funky, soulful goodness. Originally released in 1976 and similar to War, the Ohio Players and Brick, “Has Arrived” featured the hit single “Seven Minutes of Funk.” That song has been sampled dozens of…

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Ebo Taylor – Life Stories: Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980

In afrobeat circles, Ghanaian highlife guitarist Ebo Taylor has long been regarded as one of the scene’s most undervalued talents. During his golden period during the 1970s, Taylor was responsible for some landmark recordings – not just as an artist, but composer, arranger and producer….

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Jimmie & Vella – 1972 – Jimmie & Vella

I don’t know anything about Jimmie & Vella, but the cover of this album definitely has them doing their Ike and Tina Turner impressions. Hopefully things worked out better for them. The music (all original) bears some resemblance to the Turners, though with a significant…

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Various Artists Can You Dig It? The ’70s Soul Experience (CD 1,2,3)

Like other super-ambitious genre overviews on Rhino, this six-CD box set is documenting a style so large and diverse that the track selection is not going to completely satisfy everybody, even with 136 songs. There are many good things to say about this release, though….

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Various Artists Can You Dig It? The ’70s Soul Experience (CD 4,5,6)

This Rhino compilation is a staggeringly near-complete collection spanning 6 discs (plus a decent, informative book). From Isaac Hayes to Rose Royce; from Sly & the Family Stone to Kool & the Gang, you’ll find all the expected inclusions. Remember Rufus? The Fuzz? El Chicano?…

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Norma Jean Wright – 1978 – Norma Jean

‘Norma jean’ is the kind of disco/Funk album that time has been kind to. In 1978 and up against so many other top quality releases this album failed to make a huge impression but now with soul, disco, funk collectors and revivalists keen to search…

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Roy Porter Sound Machine ‎- 1975 – Inner Feelings

One of the most desirable US soul jazz funk album by genius drummer Roy Porter and his Sound Machine. Do I have to say more about this masterpiece? Ultra hard to find in a pristine condition. For serious collectors only. Check prices here. A crazy…

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Al Hudson & The Soul Partners -1977 – Cherish

A great little album of up-tempo soul from Al Hudson – recorded in the years before he formed his One Way group, but with a similar approach that’s kind of an answer to disco, putting a bit more funk into the mix for the dancefloor….

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Shout Box

ian reed
(Tuesday, Aug 15. 2017 09:55 PM)
For Ben – Soul Spectrum Vol. 1 C.D. rip http://www85.zippyshare.com/v/GvPVXqjR/file.html
Ben
(Tuesday, Aug 15. 2017 10:43 PM)
For ian reed – Thank you! I was however after the BBE comp, I should have specified
Tony
(Wednesday, Aug 16. 2017 02:49 AM)
Soulmaster: Thanks for The Intruders post.
Atticus
(Wednesday, Aug 16. 2017 01:43 PM)
Hi
Would anyone have by chance “Raw Soul Express – Best Kept Secret Lp”
Many thanks in advance
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Aitor
(Thursday, Aug 17. 2017 01:25 PM)
Anyone ‘The Friends Of Distinction ‎- Real Friends’ LP in 320?
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